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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Records show an Ohio housing authority wanted a judge to dismiss much of a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by a man who shot him outside a courthouse. Authorities say 51-year-old Nathaniel Richmond was fatally shot Monday by a probation officer after wounding Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr., who's expected to survive. Richmond sued the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority after Richmond's mother and 2-year-old nephew died in an April 2015 house fire.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An organization representing Ohio big-city mayors wants Republican Gov. John Kasich to establish an emergency operations center to coordinate the state's response to the opioid crisis. In a letter dated Monday, the Ohio Mayors Alliance cited the "unfolding catastrophe" of overdoses and deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers. Mayors commended Ohio's work so far, but suggested seven potential improvements based on local governments' observations.

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - The father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after the boy's stepmother put him in a scalding bath has been denied a motion for a third mistrial. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports a Warren County judge ruled Tuesday that Robert Ritchie's third trial will continue despite Ritchie's move for a mistrial after his defense was provided an incorrect transcript. Ritchie has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges in the death of Austin Cooper.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A pair of vendors has been selected to develop Ohio's seed-to-sale, medical marijuana tracking system and its online licensing system. The Ohio Department of Commerce said Tuesday that Metrc, a Franwell company, has won a $1.2 million competitive contract to develop and build the program's digital marijuana tracking infrastructure. Persistent Systems Inc. won a $574,000 contract to design and build the state's e-licensing system.

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